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District Being Sued Over Ambulance Response Time

Relatives of a man who died earlier this year waiting for an ambulance is suing the District in a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Drunk Driving Fatalities Rise On Fourth Of July

During July 4 festivities, drunk driving fatalities increase from 31 percent to 40 percent.

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Your Independence Day Guide To Buying Fireworks In The D.C. Area

For some, public fireworks displays are no substitute for shooting off their own private celebrations of independence. Local firework restrictions can be strict, so make sure to check our guide to local laws before lighting that sparkler.

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Councilmember Mary Cheh Calls For Fire Chief's Resignation

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is under fire from Councilmember Mary Cheh, who is calling for his resignation.

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Virginia 'Hotshots' Feel Loss Of 19 Arizona Firefighters

Virginia is home to one of the many "hotshot" firefighting crews across the country, and the loss of 19 of their counterparts in Arizona is being felt keenly.

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Alexandria Prosecutor Clears Officers In February Shooting

Officers have been absolved of wrongdoing after an investigation of a February officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a former marine named Taft Sellers.

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Texting and Driving Becomes Primary Offense In Virginia

Beginning today, drivers who text and drive in Virginia will face much tougher fines.

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Kojo sits down for a one-on-one conversation with Cathy Lanier, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department.

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D.C. Police Chief Lanier: Sex Assault Report Favorable To Department

An upcoming report vindicates the MPD's handling of sexual assault complaints.

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Five Years After Court Let D.C. Residents Keep Arms, Some Want To Bear Them

Five years ago today the Supreme Court struck down D.C.'s longstanding ban on handguns, but now some residents are waging the next legal fight: being able to carry their guns outside their homes.

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